I’m running another Half Marathon this weekend — my third HM race this year. This coming race wasn’t planned, but a friend is unable to run and transferred her bib to me.
The NCRC Classic Half Marathon is a fairly hilly route through Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. The terrain is mixed road and hard-packed gravel, much like the Tobacco Road Marathon back in March.
This may be the hilliest half I’ve ran, with an elevation gain of over 700ft. Despite that, I’d still love to complete it around the 2 hour mark. They have pacing groups available, so I’ll try to run between the 1:50 and 2:00 pacing groups.
I was hoping some friends would sign up to run with me, but as of today the Half Marathon is actually sold out.
Click here for an interactive map of the route.